Tomatillo, Purple de Milpa
- Purple-tinged fruits grow to less than 1 inch
- Plants grow to 3-4 feet
- Does not burst through husk when ripe
- 70-90 days from transplant
The tomatillo that grows wild in Mexican cornfields. Very small (¾") purple-tinged fruits borne on 3-4' tall plants. Fruit typically does not burst through husk when ripe. Sharp flavor preferred by some cooks over other tomatillos. 70-90 days from transplant.
Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
Germination: 14 Days
Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Culture is very similar to tomatoes. Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors when soil has warmed. Plants are self- supporting, but sprawl over a large area. Cage or trellis when space is limited.